Tuesday 18 January 2011

Musings on the Great North Swim with 480,300 metres to go

The crack at the pool this evening was all about this years Great North Swim, 4 or 5 of us had entries for the event last year and we were gutted when it was cancelled because of an outbreak of blue green algae. Presumably to avoid a similar situation they've moved the event to June, however it's been scheduled on the same weekend as the British Masters Championships. The Fairy Snow baby and I eventually decided that we would swim on the Friday and Saturday at Leeds and make the dash overnight to catch the lunchtime GNS wave on the Sunday.

So back to training for this year's event (amongst other things) and still working on just getting back into the groove and trying to keep everyone interested, no big numbers in terms of distance or sets.
600 Warm up change stroke every 25 m

3 x 200 IM @ 20s RI kick, drill, swim
3 x 200 pull @ 3.40
4 x 100 @ 1.50
4 x 100 @ 1.45
4 x 100 @ 1.35
4 x 50 kick hard 1st 25, easy 2nd 25 @ 90s
8 x 50 @ 65s add 1 stroke per breathing cycle per 50*
8 x 50 catch up @ 60s
8 x 50 dps** @ 60s
4,700 metres
* This wasn't as difficult as it sounds because you could breath in and out of the turn, I probably shouldn't have started breathing every 6 strokes though.
** DPS distance per stroke, shorthand for taking as few strokes per 25 as possible.

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